Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 3, 1873, Page 4

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 3, 1873 Page 4
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THE COURTS Argument in the McDonnell Extradition Case. THE WOODHULL-CLAFLIN LIBEL SUIT. Important Landlord and Tenant Suit in the Marine Court. Trials in the Court of Gen eral Sessions. The argument on the writs of habeas corpus and cer tiorari tor the purpose of reviewing tho decision of Com missioner (lutman in the caso ol Oeorge McDonnell, one of the alleged forgers on the Hank of England, was com menced yesterday in the United States Circuit Court, before Judges Woodruff and Blatchtord. Counsel for the prisoner argued that a sufficient case had not been made out lor the extradition of llio accused. The argument will be continued to-day. Judge Smalley sat In the United States Circuit Court yesterday, called the civil Jury calendar and fixed days for trials of eauses. Judge Davis yesterday granted an adJonrnment of the trial ot William M. Tweed on the big indictment, post poning it until October. This was done on the certifi cates of Drs. Meridlth, Cl.vmcr, Carnoclian and ex-Coro ner Schlrmer, that it would endanger the life of one of Mr. Tweed's counsel to go 6n with the case. The under standing is that no furthor delay shall be caused by counsel. Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennle C. Claflln, ap peared in the Court of Oyer and Termlnor yesterday to answer to an Indictment charging them with a libel, which appeared some time ago In a paper publlshod by them. Judge Davis was on the bench, but subsequently retired on representation by their counsel that Judge Davis had prosecuted the purties on this charge as United States District Attorney, and that it would not be right for him to sit as Judge in the case. Judge Barrett then took his seat on the bench, when Mr. W. F. Ilowe, detend ants' counsel, moved for an adiournment on the ground of the absence of material witnesses lor the defence. This District Attorney Phelps opposed, and the caw was thereupon adlourned till this morning, when ml the proa and com lor and against the motion tor adjournment will be argued. Charles K. Lawrence and George H. Gardner, em ployed in the Custem House, assigned, In Soptembcr, 1872, their pay from the government lor the following month of October to John E. Bliss, they agreeing in writing to collect the money, as Bliss' agents, when pay able, and hand it over to him. They failed to do so, and Bliss sued each of them in the First District Court, belore Judge Qulnn, for conversion of the money*. Judgment was given lor the defendants in each case, Judge (juinn holding that a sale by a public officer ol his salary pre vious to its having been earned was void, as against public policy. The Court ot Common Pleas to day af firmed tlie judgments. I KITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT. Tto? Bank of ISnglund Forgeries?Argu ment on McDonntll'i Extradition?In* tereitlng Proceeding*. Belore Judges Woodruff and Blatchford. Yesterday the case of Oeorge Mc Donneil, who is charged with complicity in the alleged lorgery upon the Bank of England, and tor whose extradition a warrant bad been made out, under the decision ol Commis>ioner Gutinan, was brought on belore Judges Woodruff and Blatchtord, in the United s tales Circuit Court, on writ" ot habeas corpus and certiorari, for the purpose of ascer taining by what authority tl.e Marshal held the prisouer in custody, and also to review the proceedings had belore Commissioner Outman. Marshal Ftsk made return that he held the prisoner by virtue of Comm. ssioner Gutmun's commitment, and also by virtue ot the mandate of the Secretary ot State wnich has betn recently Issued for the extradition of McDon nell. Mr. F. F. Marbury appeared as counsel for the British government, Mr. C. A. Seward and Mr. C. M. Da Costa for the Bank of England and Mr. Brooke tor the prisouer. Mr. Brooke askca fur a postponement of the case in order to enable him to closely examine the Marshal's re turn. Mr. Da Costa objected. Judge Woodruff refused to grant an adiournment, stat ing that the contents of the Marshal s return must have been known to Mr Brooke. TKAVKkSfc TO Till KKTURtV. Mr. Brook* read a traverse to 'he return, to the effect that the return of the Marshal, as to the matters therein alleged were insufficient to detain McDonnell in custody; that the commiunent ol the prisouer by Commissioner Joseph Outuian does not set lorth that there was evidence ol criminality, which, according to the law ot the State of Mew York, would lustily his commitment; that the commitment was lulormal and without warrant ot law: that the mandate attached to the return ot the Marshal was likewise insufficient to lustily the prisoner's deten tion, as it was based on certificate ot the Commissioner, which was detective tor the reasous belore stated The traverse was sworn to In open Court by the prisoner, belore Commissioner shields. Mr. Da c>>sta, In reply to the Court, said he did not think It was necessary to make anv response to the de murrer. The statute was the only auswer that could be made to It Judge Woodruff asked for the return of the Marshal, which was banded him by Mr. Brooke, ai also the pro ceedings on the eertiiirtiri. Judge Woodruff said the traverse was one which raised questions ot law on the csrdorort, with the exception ol the fact that the prisoner was previously acquitted of the charges on the 24th ot April. Judge Blatchford said the point was that, before the commencement ol the proceedings, the prisoner had been discharged, whereas the commenceinentol proceed ings was by a warrant issued on the 23d ol April. Mr. Brooke said that was clearly a mistake, and he amended the traverse accordingly. Judge Woodruff said they assumed that the purpose of the traverse waa to raise questions ol law upon the tacts appearing upon tbe re urns to the courts. Mr Da Costa understood the point was that, prior to the 23d ol April, there bad been un acquittal of the pris oner on a previous charge under the first mandate, and that the learned coun-el on tne second examination con tended that the second maudate should not be taken into account at all. Judge Hiatchford?it is not so alleged in the traverse. Mr. C. A. Seward said that tbey put in a written re plication to the allegation in the traverse. The nr.st Bro-ecution was on two aileg<-1 lorged acceptance*, and le second on eleven papers of the same character. Mr. Da Costa read a replication to the traverse by tbe Marshal to the efiect that he held the prisoner by virtue ol the warrant ol Commissioner (iuiman, and next, that he denied that McDonnell was discharged ol the ofiences alleged against lum. Judge woodruff said, as he understood, all the farts and evidence to which Counsel might rcier iu this argument were contained in the return* to the writ* ol habeas Corpus and ctrtiorari. Mr. Brooke replied that was so. Mr. Da < osta observed tliut he would make amotion to quash the writ of rwHsraii first on the ground that this Court had no power to issue a writ ot mtiurari in extradition proceedings at auv time, and second, if the Court had that power, the issuing by the Kxecutivc of the warrant of extradition ended any writ that may have Issued herctolore. Judge Woodruff -aid that point mk'hl be considered In conue-tlon wlili the g> ueral argument ol the questions now belore them. Mr. Brooke then called the attention of the Conrt to the law bearing upon ext ralitton. and concluded sn able review ol the rase on behali ol his client eotiteuding that all the ffoveinun ut ? mild do was to surrender alter pro'it ot criminality, and the proot as to one forgety Would afford that prool. There were in the tirst warrant charges relating 10 two lorgeries. Ami in this proceed ing, alter the discharge of the prisoner, tlier* was evi dence at the time oi the dis.-i.arge in the posses sion of the .le.iiunling government of the obance ot said lorgeries. If the depositions taken abroad would not be competent evidence there, the certificate of the American Minister in London would not mnkc them proper testimony here. There was no such lorm of testi mony in England us deposition. The prisoner had no op portunity even ot cross-examining the persons who had made the depositions against linn, nor was there any evidence whatever lo show thai the l.ord Ma?or ot Lon don had authoritv to is-ue the warrant in this ease. There was not a particle ol evidence to show that a dollar ( ol the proceeds of the forged bill* had ever been traced to I he possession of the pri oner. The Court thcu. at half-past lour o'clock, adlourned tl'.l this morning, when counscl lor the prosecution will reply. Criminal Proceeding*. Judge Benedict sat yesterday in the new court room, 27 Chambers street, lor the despatch of criminal business. With reference to the indictment against Simon Donan, charging him with huvlug conspired to defraud the gov eminent by doing certain nets, in conjunction with others, at the Spring Valley distillery, the Judge ob served that under the statute. II persons conspired and only one of them committed an act to effect the purpose ot the conspiracy, all oi them would be guilty of a mis demeanor. The trial was llxed lor Thursday next. The lasc ot llenona Howard. Counsel for the government said that the case of Benona Howard, who had been indicted lor counterfeit ing match stamps, canld not be tried thl* term. ?vlr Blanckman, counsel lor the prisoner, said he was very anxious to have the case tried. If there was delay la tbe matter he would make a motion to discharge the accused, on the ground that the act under which he had been Indicted was repealed before the indictment was found. This case was tried In March last, the Jury dis agreeing, eight being lor acquittal and four tor convic tion. a Orand Jury was then empanelled, Mr. O. W. Burton being named as foreman. KM Sr././. 1.1 SO A I.BTTER IN THK POST OfriC*. Christian llartell pleaded guilty of sintiez/.ling a letter from the i'ost Office, aud was remanded lor sentence. COURT OF OYEW ANO TERMINER. The Woodhnll'Claflln Libel Suit. Before Judge Barrett The old libel suit pending against Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennle C. Claflln, was called up yesterday in the Court of Oysr and Terminer, before Judge Davis. The court room was crowded with male and female affini ties after the order of the high priestess of fTee-lovlsm, and the greatest Interest was rnanliested as to the pro ceedings that slight arise from the calling on of the case. Mr. Dtetrlot Attorney I'helps moved for the trial of the ?a*e. ^tr. yf. t. Howe, counsel for the lists ri, said that this Indictment mi the same which Ilia Honor. Judge Davis. had nroaecuied when United State* District Attorney, ?ml he dla nut think it would be proper lor him to try It now. He had alio another reason to aA lor an adjourn ment. Judire Davis tald that one was sufficient lor him ; if it was the same ludiclnu nt tie would not hear it, although feeling confidant that he could do so impartially. Mr. Howe then said he presumed the case would go over until October. .. ^ ^ Judge Davis said, "No, that be would send for another Judge." J udgs Barrett arrived in a few momenta, and took hi? seat on the bench. Mr. Phelps stated to his Honor what had already trans pired. Mr. Jordan then renewed the motion to postpone the trial, urging that there were several witnesses Important to the defence who were now absent. oue ot tneui in California. Mr. Pimps said he was very doubtful as to the good faith ot this application, and. as this indictment was found in December last, he thought ample time had been given to tlie accused to prepare lor trial. Mr. Howe Mid they could embody the statement in an affidavit. Ihere was, in tact, he said, no necessity to urge his client to ? speedy trial unprepared, the Tombs were tuil ot cases which, in justice to those confined there, should t.? tlrst taken up. It was a singular co n:l dence that the Uefcn hints hud been notltled io appear here to-dav and also to pu' in an appearance on the same day in the Unied . tales Dis riot Court oil Indictments involving the same is?up. lie was advised by Ills clients that, besides the wines* in O'nlitorniu (Miss Mc:\iuley). tiler, were two o;hcr witnesses* in Baltimore who would be very important as showing the truth ot the al cued libel. One o> tli se wis Moliie Deiord, and the other a young woman known ??"Daisy.* The Histricf Arorncy insisted that there was nothing In this that would g.vo u reason lor an ad nurument, but Judge Burrctt postponed the in itter ui'til tills morning, dire ling counsel o prepare an aiti iiivli bringing them selves within ilie rule. The Court then adjourned. MARINE CQUB1?PAilT 3. Important to Landlords and Tenant!. Helore Judge Spauldlng. Forsvthe vs. Stevens.?'The plaintiiT sued the defendant to recover costot re airs to premises No. 9 North Moore street, rented by plaint.tr, agent to the defendant, under the tollowin: c rcumstanjes:?The agent swore that she rented a portion ot the premises tor storage of empty barrels and boxes ironi the 1st ol May, 1872, at $14 a mouth; that defendant entered upon the oocuiancv of the premisos and at once commenced to store upon them large anil heavy harre s of paint, which in a little timo, u-aliened, began to damage the premises. The agent, who lived in the In use. alter two weeks complained that defendant w is putting tile premisos to other uses than had lieeu contracted .or, and that the landlord was d s sa.istled at tier renting to delendunt The latter, how ever, said tliut any damage done would be made sll right. Alter elglu months ocoupany the defendant le't. and the lepalrs tor which re covery is soinrnt were done by the pla ntiil, and, us alleged, were rendered necessary through the wilful ncgo ct ot the dcieuUani. For tue defence it was con tended that .lie premises In question were rented tor general storage purpose* in connection with defendant's business ot u iiiuiiii ucturer of pain s and olis, and that no speclilc contract was made thai the only goods to be ?tored mere were to bo mere empty boxes and barrels. The main question lor tho jury, and as clearly presrtitcd by tke Court, was?first, as to the terms ot the renting. uu4. evi n in defen ant's view ot the case, had there been any Improper or unreasonable use ot the premises by the dennlant to the ln.ury and damage ol the plaintiffs property. As in all such cases, the croilii illty of the wunesses was an important consideration lor a jury. With regard to the testimony o the plaintiff's arfcnt, that the understanding was that tho onl y goods to be stored were to be empty boxes and barrels, how could such an arrangement ap pear likely in view oi tho lact thutsuch kind ol storage was in> part of deiendani's business. It ihey determined that.the contract was lor general storage In connection with defendant's business, it would bo for tin ni to say whether th/ro had or lia.I not been reasonable and pru d.-nt use ot the premises to enable him to carry i.n his business If t try jound Irom all the circumstances that tnerc was damage done to the premises in excess ol rea sonable wear and fear, the nlalutiff would be entitled lor compensation in putting the premises in as good condi tion as tliey were belore. MARINE COURT?B NERAL TERM. Decisions. Weed vs. Burt?Judgment reversed, and Judgment in tavor ol defendant with costs ot action. No costs of appeal to either party. Opinion by Judge Jouchimsen, Judge Slieu dlssetiling. i.aiu'cnbu.li vs. Malay.?Judgment reversed and new triul grunted. Costs ot appeal to appellant, to abide event. Jacobs vs. '?herman.?Judgment affirmed, with costs. Levy vs. Lock.?Judgment reversed. New trial granted. Costs of appeal to appellant, to abide event. Opiuion by Judge tiowlnnd. Larwcll vs. Klein.?Judgment affirmed, with costs. Opinion by Judge shea. The Wil.cox 4 < Uibbs Sewing Machine Company vs. Cahill.-Judgment reversed. New trial granted. Costs ot appeal to appellant, to abide event. Treudwe 1 vs. Ilo.luian.?Judgment affirmed, with costs, opinion by Judge llowland, Judge Shea dissenting. S.ein Vs. Lands.?Judgment reversed. New ti I il granted. Costs ot appeal to appellant, to abide event. Opinion by Judge Shea. O'Slieavs. Terpenny. ?Judgment reversed. New trial gr in ed. Costs of appeal to appellant, to ubide event. Schermerhorn vs. Tho Metropolitan (las Liuht Com pany.?Judgment affirmed, with costs Opinion by Jud-eShea. satterwaite vs. Hazard.?Judgment affirmed, with costs, opinion by Judge Shea. olloway vs. Devlin.?Judgment affirmed, with costs. Judge Joachim dissenting on ground that judgment should be reduced to $170. Kiidolph, i ohlmanii and others vs. Max Dreyfors.? Appeal from order vacating an order ot arrest, order reversed, with Silicosis, and order ol arrest and proceed ings thereunder reinstated and ol full effect. In the matter of .lames o'liara, a Marshal.?Heard before Judges Shea, Spauldlng and ilowland. By Judge Shea. The conduct of the Marshal in the matter was Irregu lar and to such a degree as to subject him to the proper discipline 01 this Court, and to punishment tor liial leasttttce in office. But inasmuch us no iujury to the rluhtsof parties has been caused by his irregular act, and as he has been removed by order of the Mayor as such Marshal, and chiefly lor bis conduct in this case, the Court ure of opinion that that punishment should suffice and be taken as comprehending this proceeding. The motion Is granted, with $1U costs, to be paid by the said O'llara. Marin* Court?Spcclal Notice. There will be a General Term for the hearing of non enumerated motions and appeals Irom orders on the second aud fourth Saturdays of June Instant ALEX. V. DAVIDSON, Clerk. COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS. Discharge of the Brand Jury Till IVext Monday* Before Recorder Hackott, The June term of the General Sessions was opened yes terday, his Honor the Recorder presiding. Assistant Dis trict Attorney Kussell will conduct the prosecution during the month. The panel of grand jurors was called, and only eighteen out of the fifty summoned answered to their names. The gentlemen in attendance were dis charged till next Monday. A fine ot $1UU each was im posed upon the absent grand and petty jurors, which, no doubt, will secure a prompt and lull attendance here a ter. and enable the Court to dispose of the business belore it It is confidently expected that the two branches of the General Sessions will be able to dispose of all the prison cases during the present month, belore the approach of the heated term. Grand Larcenies. Edward Sturgcs pleaded guilty to an Indictment charg ing hlini with st aling, on tho 8th of May, twenty-nine coats, valued at $2n3, the property of Samuel Rkyes A Co. He was sent to the Penitentiary for three years. Emma Smith and Amelia Smith were convictcd of stealing 9160 from Francis Mayer, of the United States Marine corps. On the Mth of April he went Into a con cert saloon in Chatham street, aud while In the company of the girls he lost his money. It was claimed by the defence that the soldier was so generous as to treat ail the compauy, and that he paid for thirty-four bottles ot champagne, a t $.*> a bottle. Amelia was sent to the State Prison for two > ears and Emma to the Penitentiary for the same period. Thomas J. Guerin pleaded guilty to an attempt at grand larceny, the charge being that he burglariously entered the saloon ol l^ouis Portlier, 139 llu ison street on the lftth of May. with the Intention ot stealing $15 worth ol liquor. The t-enten :e was imprisonment in the State Prison tor two rears and six months. Jofin Meehan, who was charged with cutting Thomas McGnire, on the loth ot last month, with a knlle, pleaded guilty to assault and battery. There were extenuating circumstances, which led the Kecorder to sentence Mee lian to the Penitentiary tor six months. Thomas Powers and Henry hngurliausnn pleaded guilty to pcity lurcetiv, the allegation against them being that, ?n the 27th of March, they stolo iron castings valued at %tl. the property of t'oriielius II. I'elamater. They were esch sent tojthe Penitentiary tor three mouths. An Acquittal. William Morgensteln was tried and acquitted of a charge ot felonious assault A little boy, named Frederick Sic be r, residing at fcast Houston street testified that while in the yard on the morning of the 15th of April the delendunt tired a gun at him. A satisfactory explanation was given by the accused, who is a uiuisiaith, he staling that tie leared some one was coming to his room to rob him. and in order to trighten the supposed robber he tired a blank cartridge. TOMBS POLICE COURT. Arrest of on Alleged Receiver of Stolen Goods? Alexander Lever, the Dishonest Walter, Committed?Assault on Detec tlve Dilks. Before Judge Hogan. About two weeks ago the premises ot Dennis O'Don oghue. 92 Chambers street dealer in raw silks, were en tered by burgUrs and some $V>X) worth ol silk carried ?way. Mr. O'Donoghue went to Captain Irving, of the Central Office, who advised liiui to Is-ue printed circulars descrip tive of the property stolen to the principal silk manufac turers in the city and vicinity. A few days since Mr. O'Donoghue received a telegram from Messrs. Ilamill A Booth, ot l'uterson. N. J., stating that they hail received silk answering the description, to l?e worked up Into skein* Ilamill A Booth had received it from Silllcka A Co., in Broome street. Through them It was traced to a man nuincd John Valk, who lives in Thirty-second street, neur Eighth avenue. Valk was arrested by Detective Kustis and brought be fore Judge Hogati vcsterdii.v. He admitted having sold the property in question to Silllcka, but avers that he bought it from a woman named Mrs. Brown, residing at the Litbbr Hotel, in Warren street, for $3fl0. The prisoner was held by His Honor Justice llogan until he could procure additional testimony relative to his Inaocence lu the transaction. Yesterday afternoon a woman was brought into Court In charge Of Officer Mings, ot Uio Fourteenth precinct, grossly intoxicated Her lace was rrlghtnilly bloated aud her clothes were nearly torn oft her back in her struggles to get fTee. she laughed and cried alternately in a hysterical manner, and had to be carried below. A morhld antipathy to the police officers seemed her i>ri?i clpal churaeterlstic, and she shrank from them In dread (ear. She prevail to be the well-known Fanny Wright, who murdered officer McChesney, ol the Eighth pre rinct, in 1H67 for which ollence she" served a term of two years and a half In Slug Sing. Alexander lister, tho waiier employed by Mr. Iselin In Twenty-sixth street, accused of stealing fl,(M) Worth of Jewelry from that gentleman, wn yesterday brought on from Bostou, and luliy committed by Justice Hogau to answer. Pjtetqvei Assaulted. Detectives Dilks and Toilv wers yesterday crossing Fulton street, near Nassau, when a inan, named I'oter Taylor, pusbod agulnit them, and, In rspsiliac him. Edlh* ?gain wruSk^Jim ? T*J"lor turned on or the Seek m *, ,e.ver? Wu" on the back MsbIm ^HnJf h,m. tur" ,n contact with a anTflnallv i>-rCa,,I,e t0,lae /???* of liU colleague, *3U> bail to answer T"? latter waa eoniiniitud iu COIHT CAIENJAT?THIS DAY. reft-**!!" ^RT^RC0'T-H"t l?Held by Judge Bar ^ Iw ?UA 2316. m, 20/7, I44&, 30% 3li;v,{?*&>**? 'to' 78.. 775k', 801. SSS, 1(01, Ufc! i'art S-Huld by Judge Van Hi uut-Same calendar. ?i # A"!i Cobut? Ouahbbei?Held by Judge Fancher.? Call BO' ' U' M' SJ' M' 781 7V' 79*' ^ m< m< 286 1w7?1OBimtOI'57?Tro!4A T?*"-P?rt 1.?No*. 2M3. 2641. 21?u Ji ?!?? m:- 2m-l^i. ?1. 207.1, 1,1, lit" 1 Jfti. 1 m 1 out Z. .b?hi *? or e 11. ?Nos. 81#, 1844. I7H, 17?A' $ .2^* ^ 4' aU8- 2044, 20US, 1604, 1140, J7?' ?L '"?1 l?^ .l?jS.l? 2. 1.96 1414 151MI, IBM. I HO.', ffflS* f6 ? ^?.0, 1942 ** ,98. '6?. 170J. iSU: 1612 ltiiu ? ' 14,71 law- l-6!'? '*"? l75?. i??ivUBTv^ .Equitt TiRH-Held by Jadze I'm?'86N?t71lfl!Vo''"w149!4, ^."*W1, 'lW'lwj. li** i:;iyultT-i,RI1*A.TlR"-Part l-No?. 211S, 1996, 1771, Z-m!' Iw/ li u' ,1990j UfW, 2145. 1616. 1V.J, 676, 2296, b7? Judge Hpaulding. ?Nun. ?*?, 1SM4, awyUV* VP' \ J?48' ^ 2J1>. 2315, 23.11, iSSS, 2337, ?5;/' TV,,' m,TtS?Held l?T Judge Ciirt.s.?Nos. 2'KJti -lit-'t 1?7#, 2.91, 2300, 2,'102. 2CI04, 2328, 2,i2i?, 2332, 23.14, ZM. 2342, 1993, Court or Oknkrai. Sessions?Part 1?Before He cordor liackit t. ?John O'Kourke, David Mooney, u'enneamvJttl!".8 Frances Martin. Jami* 1 >>V? i. .'e'onioua assault and battery; John 'Conuetf, John H. Hill, gruud larceny am" Vorl- J*reenJr and rocelv'"K stolon goods; J lin Ilen'riM' w '.hu ; James Hughes, lorgery; l<?..w?nU.,.iu .T ' n,,a. ttvio"' !ullMS pretences; low 1^01 wen?t< in, Hcvmun < opporman. Part 2 ? Hrioru rarrolfUThon.in lilTu0/1? 0,wJer? James Clinton, Wilnam lifrn?,ii A1, ,e|onious assault and battery ; otto li./ii!!,.?' i ^; at'0,?e1^- I'm Itobert OolT. Charles Itallock, ^raiitl larceny; Albert Hrooin, receiving siolcn good-.; i? Hainbridge .sinith, Clemont llardt, Jolin A. 1)?Lo^SyeXnrtirin 7em'''*/? Morrl" DavK William \. hatiorv*' i?.?,, i{ i f' J"me? derrick, assault and ' ,,a",CH K. Doild, crueity to animals; Jainos uur tin, llioinas t/arroll, concealed weapons. BROOKLYN C0UBT3. SUPREME COURT?:X TRAOHDIHABY CIRCUIT. .The Long Island City Contested Klectlon Case. Before Judge Kumsey. An extraordinary Circuit is belnn held iu Brooklyn, in accordance with a proclamation Issued by Coventor Dt*, lor the trial of the contested election case of Abram D. Dltmars vs. Henry 8. Debevolse, both of whom claim to have been elected Mnvor of Long Island City. The cer tificate, however, was awarded Mr. Debevolse. who was accoiduigly installed, and Mr. Ditiuars is now endeavor ing o i'Ust liim from the office. Judge David Rumsov will preside on the trial. 3 I ho case was culled on yesterday morning, and a iurv was empanelled with little dimcultv. The trial was then postponed unt I Wednesday, to suit the convenience of t vo of .Mr. Debevoise's coun-ei, who are eniruKcd in trv tng a case in New Vorlt. Mr. Dobevoise's couusel aro Messrs. .1. M. \ an Oott, John W.nslow and A. T. i'avne Mr, Ditmars will be reproaented by Messrs. B. W. Down Ing, E. J Vanderpool. Thomas C. T. Buckley and Samuel D. Morris. I he t ual will occupy about a week. Mr. O i.rndy, the Clerk of Long Island O'ity, yesterday de livered tlie poll lists, returns, Ac., to the Ulerkoftho Court, and tlioy will be used on the trial. COURT OF OYER AND TERMINER. The Grand Ji.>y-P?nny Hyde. The Juno term opened yesterday, and a Orand Jury composed of the following named geutlemon was em panelled Charles W. Beits, foreman; Jo!in Britton, Emory Hlatt. Ueorge Dunn, tears Baldwin, George Oluckmeyer, William Blrkenshaw, John H. Bariar Kd ward Boddy, Thomas Bell. Edward L. Harding, (Jeorgo M Eddy, Benjamin Banks, Charles llobe, SamuSl T lliiydock, Leorge B. Peck, (Jharles Edwards, William V\ ifllamson, Albert O. Shattuek, Ambrose T. Korbell James H. Douglass, Owen Dugan, Stephon II. Willi inisoi Judge 1'rattnharL-ed them In the usunl manner a i ri?nfV.rt !elInrM u1 t(ft,loir <Jut.,t)8- They Immediately m dletcd John Mclialpine, the deHperato burglar who was avenues. ' housc' ?l Myru/'ind CUnwn There appears to be but little business for the Oyer and Terminer this month. Tho ease of Mrs. Fanny lly.je tho alleged mmd.-rem of George W. Watson, her employer in the Eastern District, will be called; but It is thought ''"" the trial will not take place thia term. MmTHyde is still locked u;> in ihe Koymond Ktreet Jail. It may be remembered that alter the disagreement ol the jury on iVi'I.lTi?1 ?l?.sl KM,""ltr. ?,,c wa" ?'Jmltted to ball. When District Attorney Britton manifested a desire to trv the 'J's.e ?Kai" ''ul1 the defendant was not forthcoming and her bail was forfeited. She was arrestod in Wash! i('w !?','.n,lu' aK?i '""ought to Brooklyn and sent to Jail to await litr secoud trial. COURT OF SESSIONS. McIIalplne the Burglar?A Lawyer Re buked. Before Judgo Moore. Assistant District Attorney Levi Paron, having secured the transfer of the indictments against the burglar John McUalpine?who broke Into tho residence of Mr. Dlnsee, corner of Myrtle and Clinton avenues, and attempted to kill his daughter?from the Oyer aud Terminer to the Sessions, the prisoner was arraigned and pleaded "not ??'? 11 ,"!U(!k? Moo,re assigned Wednesday tor the trial, ami Huld lhat the defence must get ready Counsellor Kldgeway. for the prisoner, did not relish Judge Moore s summary manner of disposing of the case and made some remark to ttio ellcct that tho case would not bo tried in that court. Judge Moore Immediately called Counsellor Ridgewav. rebuked him severely for his disrespectful language, and intimated that. if there wore a repetition of It the Court would fee! Inclined to protect itself. Mr. Ridgeway im mediately disclaimed any intention to be disrespectful and said that he meant ho could not get ready by Wednesday and would move to have the trial transferred to the Oyer and Terminer. COURT OF APPEALS CALENOAR. _ ... . . Ai.sanv, June 2, 1873. 140,?14?U7, lJl.C* '?r Ju"e ?9. THE STEAfflBOiT C. U. NORTHA1H. Another Addition to the New Haven Line?Her Dimensions, Aceomxnoda tlona and Machinery. The New Havon steamboat Company are abont to add the new and magnificent Rteaniboat C. H. Nort ham to their fleet of panaen ger vessels. She Is lying at the loot of Twelith street, East River, and to-ciay will make an experimental trip hence to New Ilaven, remaining there all night and re. turning to-morrow morning. An extensive pro" gramme has been arranged for ttie Inspection of the craft by the omcials of Elm City, which, no doubt, will be greatly enjoyed by all who participate. A look around the Northam seems to Justify the assertion of those connected with her, "that she Is one of the finest steamboats ever built for the navigation of Long Island Sonnd. ' Certainly there la to be seen the best of material and excellent workmanship in every por tion ol her large hull and spacious upper works, while good taste Is to be observed In all her ap pointments. v The Northam was built in hull by Messrs. John Englis A Son, and is of the fol lowing general dimensions :-Length ol keel, if, ? :?J,cri?th ,??n, dSclc' 340 breadth or beam, 44 leet and 9 inches; extreme breadth, 80 feet; depth of 13 feet 3 inches; tonnage about 2,ooo tons. The engines of the Northam, con structed at the Qulutanl Iron Works, are of the beam description, 80 inches diameter of cylinder, by 12 feet stroke. Steam Is sappiied by two return tubalcr Dollers placed on the guards, and more t.iaii tne ordinary precaution lias been taken in re gard to It he adopt ion ol provisions lor security against lire, hhe has two steam pipes, indepenu ent steam fire and bilge pumps, and all else a ves Be of her class requires In this department. I lie Northam hus extremely ample and luxurious accommodations. There are 13(5 roomy staterooms, fitted with commodious berths and in the upper saloon, entered thro.igh alcoves, all appointed in the most comfortable and pleasint? manner. In some of the rooms there are French bedsteads and all other furniture to mutch, making them as cosey as a room in a hotel. The lower saloon, about seventy-five feet, in length, is decorated and uphol stered in an elegant and tasteful manner. The panels of the stateroom doors and the celling are in partl-colors, relieved with delicate lines and scrollwork of gilding, which harmonize pleasantly and make the place very beautiful. The upper saloon, which is almost the "entlro length of the vessel, is ?ven more elegant than the lower. The upholstering displays exquisite taste In every particular, while the tlnlsh of the ceiling anil wood work in general lias been done with a master hand. All the chairs and sofas are in red plush, and the mirrors, which are in profusion, aro framed in black walnut. The ladles' retiring rooms, and those lor gentlemen, together with the hundred ami one other conveniences, are of lllte character with all the fittitigH of the vessel?complete and luxurious, without regard to expense, on either side of the enclosure to the machinery in the upper saloon arc well executed pictures of Captain Kichanl iJeck, General superintendent of the New Haven line, and "Pop" ilerrltt, an engineer long m the company's service. The Northam will ne commanded by Cuptain John Houns, and, without the least doubt, will be a great accession to the roitto of her Intended ser vice. wh ch the travelling public will soon discover aud avail thcnaelvcs of. KINGS COUNTY MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS, Meeting of the Board of Aldermen?A Kfward for tile Uoodrleh Murderer. The Hrooklyn Aldermen arc now considering the pro priety of changing and Improving the City Hall. Yes terday afternoon, at a meeting of the Board, a communi cation was received from the Commissioners of City Works containing an cstimafa or the expense which th^lni!?!,irnCI,ir.,r^br,he*ork- 14 appeared from this wtn?'"eluding the addition of flalrJiiiB Ol- ?h!i a I'.1'' ie 'r<,r""" ?f a French roof, the ,i!S.. .f? ? ?,ih V1 the introduction of larger wln <L??i f .Il<l<!"st about $l?5.fW0. The matter was re * "" ''"Dllc Lands and Buildings. .. i i ? fV. I 'n offered a resolution, which was S ^ 8, ,or " r,erard of tl.ttW to any person or ",rn'?h information to tha authorities wh.ch would lead to the arrest of the murderers of ( haries Goodrich. It w?? ?|?o resolved favorably to re ceive anj- ofTer of the gas companies to the city and citi zens at $2 a thousand fret A resolatlen was also offered remonstrating against the bill of the legislature lores tendnur the terms of the i'ark Coiumis?lou?r? MUNICIPAL MATTERS. The Wonderful Things That Transpired at the City Hall Yesterday. Meeting! of the Aldermen and Supervisors? Strength of the National Guard?The Super visor a' Salaries?Civic and Mason ie Honors to the Late Governor Orr? A Singular Souvenir?The Mayor's Autograph. Theie was little of public Interest transpiring yesterday in or about the Mayor's Office, though of course there was an army of callers, as usual, or the particularly patriotic claBs who desire to as sume the responsible and onerous duties of police magistrates, Just as soon as the public is pleased to force the positions on them. Some or them are probaoly fitted by education, InstinctB and early practical experience to till the position, and some of them (never having been arrested in their lives) have no idea whatever of the (unctions of these magistrates. But they come, nevertheless, and they push their cases and leave their testimonials and endorsements and certificates of good charac ter, and they return every day to worry the Mayor Just a little more to find out "what show" there is, and some ol them will Just kill their chances, tr they have any, by being so eternally persistent and inquisitive about them. Mayor Haveineyer can be convinced or agthlng by proor, but he is "the worst in the world" to be talked Into anything. A committee or the Washington Marketmen's Association called on His llonor yesterday to in quire his views concerning THK PROPOSED LEASE to that body or the site or Washington and West Washington Markets, the bill providing for which

Is in the hands of the Governor awaiting his signature. The committee desired turther if His Honor pleased to explain to him their purposes, objects, Intents and position on the subject, so that when Governor Dlx confers with Ma.vor Ilave meyer on the bill, Its provisions and elTects, the Mayor may be thoroughly Informed regarding It. Ills llonor didn't give them any or his viows on the subject, neither did he especially desire any of theirs, but be will probably at an early day consult with the Governor about It. It Is un derstood that Governor Dlx will not sign the bill until he h.is fully inquired into It, and weighed the assumed objects against the probable and posi tive results. At present tho Mayor is disinclined to express any opinion on the subject, bevond the fact that it is urgently neccssary that something should be done to Improve the condition or the market and make It worthy of the city. Mr. James Kelly, Scnooi Inspector and the inti mate peisunal rrlend of the Mayor, has in his pos session A SOUVENIR OP RARE INTEREST, which he yesterday exhibited to some mends In the Mayor's Office?to wit. the rormal notification issued to the late James T. Brady of his appoint ment as Counsel to the Corporation. It reads thus:? Orrica or thk Clkrk or rim Common CotraciL,) Nkw York. Miiy 13, 1845 } Sib?It has become my duty to inlorin you ihat you were on the 13th day ot May appointed to the office of Counsol to the Corporal ion. Yours, respectfully, i). T. VALENTINE, Clerk Common Council. Jambs T. Brady. Sworn bcloru tne this 14th day of May, 1846.?W. F, IIavkmkykk, Mayor. Mr. Kelly was the mend and associate or the late James T. Brady, and treasures this document highly. While he was showing it to the Mayor yes terday a bystander remarked that it was remark aDle how the Mayor had so closely preserved the similarity or his Handwriting in his autograph dur ing a period or twenty-eignt years. The Mayor happened to be signing checks at the time, and as a matter or curiosity placed the signature to the above document beside the signature ou a check, the Ink or which was still wet, and no difference was discernible except that his handwriting of to day is somewhat neater and finer. TUB BOARD or SUPERVISORS met yesterday, supervisor Vance acting as chair man pro tern. There was comparatively little busi ness of general public interest transacted. A com munication In response to a resolution ol inquiry by the Board was received irom General Shaler, commanding First division, N. G. 8. N. Y., rrom which It appears that the NUMERICAL STRENGTH OP TIIE DIVISION at this date is as follows:? Organisation. 1st Bnttalion cavalry 3d Regiment cavalry Wavh'gtoa Grays T'p. cav. Separate Troop, cavalry.. Hattery H, artillery Buttery C, artillery Battery 0, artillery Battery K, artillery 1st ReKlment Infantry ? Mli Regiment infantry? 6th Regiment Infantry? 7th Regiment infantry ? 8th Regiment Infantry.... 9th Regiment infantry.... 11th Regiment infantry... 12th Regiment infuntry... 22d Regiment Infantry ? 55th Regiment Infantry... 69th Regiment Infantry.. 71st Regiment infantry... 79th Battalion infantry.. 84th Regiment Infantry.. With Regiment infantry.. Totals. Com Off'n Won Com. OjPrt 39 t? 13 13 14 17 8 18 89 123 100 67 74, 116 106 76 81 90 113 91 94 46 91 522| 1,664 Muni- Pri riant, vat ft. Ag yrp gat*. 1 16 1 4 3 ~3 4* 61 55 78 61 HO 60 42 60 49 13 59 50| 41 341 215 362 46 48, 62 38 47 72 264 561 396 701 339 371 395 S4'.t 364 283 494 871 m 31 404 8111 6.84ti | 9,733 272 493 62 67 84 61 67 98 413 778 587 875 509 692 591 490 539 445 655 551 636 431 547 Supervisor Cooper moved the adoption or a reso lution ror the appointment of a stenographer for the extra term of the Court or General Sessions, before Jndge Sutherland. Some disposition was evinced to lav the matter over, but Recorder Hackett, ex-ollUlo Supervisor, rose in Ms seat and urged the adoption ot the resolution. He stated that the calendar or the Court is unusu ally crowded, and that the extra term would be opened to-day in the General Term room of the Supreme Court, by his colleague, City Ju.ige Suth erland. It was necessary for the expedition of the public business that the appointment should be made at once. The resolution was adopted. Supervisor Ottrndorpkr moved the reconsidera tion ot the vote by which a resolution was adopted at the last meeting directing the Clerk or the Board to prepare the PAYROLL OF MEMBERS. Ho stated that as he now understood the law the charter provides that the Aldermen are ex officio supervisors at a salary or |4,ooo per year, and that the charter expressly repeals the provision of the old chartcr allowing a salary oi $i,ooo per annum to supervisors. Supervisors Cooper and McCafferty spoke in op position to the motion, the former gentleman claiming that the Legislature had no authority in an enactment relating to the city government to Interfere with county offices, their business or salaries. The motion to reconsider was lost; 8 to 4. A resolution by supervisor Vance asking ror the opinion of tne Counsel to the Corporation on the subject was lost. TIIE LATE GOVERNOR ORR. Alter the adjournment, the members or the Board met Informally as Aldermen to receive a communi cation from the Mayor relative to the propriety ol rendering civic honors to the remains or TUB LAT? JAMES U ?KR, of Sonth Carolina, Minister to Russia. A delegation ot the Masonic fraternity was also present, comprising Ellwood K. Thome, Deputy Grand Master or Masons of tills Stare; II. C. Pres ton, I'ast Eminent Commander or New York State; Major K. II. Kent, or the supreme Council or the Northern lurlsdictlon, and Colonel L. B. Chllds, as the special representative of the state of South Carolina. Mr. Thorne stated to the meeting that there was no precedent for any ceremony or rormal attend ance In the case of the decease or a diplomatic offi cer or the general government. Nevertheless, it was desirable that some mark or respect should be shown. The Masouic fraternity had taken action to a certain extent, and it wits the intention that South Carolina also should pay due respect to the memory or the deceased. Collector Arthur had tendered the use or a government cnttcr ror the committees, in meeting the steamship Thnnngia in the bay on her arrival, and receiving rrom on board the remains. It had becu thought advisable to have A OrARI) OF ITONOR, from the Knights Templar and a deputation rrom the Grand Lodge to escort the remains In proces sion to the City Hall, provided the use oftne Gov error's room could be obtained lor the body to lie Instate; that the casket be en view to the*public lor one flay, gnd that a procession of such private or Civic bodies as chose to participate escort it thence to Grace Church, where the luneral ser vices, It is expected, will take place, and that It be thence escorted to the railroad depot, en route to south Carolina. Alter some little discussion a committee or five was appointed to make the necessary preparations to co-operate with or assist the Masonic commit tees. The committee was as follows:?Aldermen Kehr, McCafTerty, ottendorier, Cooper and Morris. The chairman, Alderman Vance, was subsequently added. The remains of the deceased diplomat will probably reach New York Irom Europe on Tuesday or next week. HAMTARY PRECAUTIONS FOR TIIE SUMMER. Commissioner Van Nort, of the Department or Public Works, has written the following letter to the Engineer In charge of sewers:? Citt or Nr.w Tori. ) Depastukkt o? Poni.ic Wores, [ Citt Hall, June 2, 1873. ) To ran Esoisntcn tn Craror or Snwtns:? Sin?As the hot season is now at hand, when epldemlo diseases are generated from the exhalations of stagnant water, sewer debosita and dirt accumulating In the street gaiter*, U U of ttw utmost miuurtaucn that the w wtraga and drainage system be In the bejt possible> soadltloa. I deem It ueceutarv. tbereiore, that. In atMliloa to Ilia ordinary c.tuning and repairing oi spwera, a special and thorough examination be made oi ?U the newer*, drain*, basins and culverts in ttol* city, In order to aaeertaln whai iMtiurai are neceswr) lo prevent the emlwioa of bad odor* irom newer opening*, and the choking up of culvert* w<th dirt and rnbbixh, and to remove every ob ?'ruction to a complete drainage ol the city, vou will at once proceed to mate hi* examination, and will use more than ordinary vigilance during the unmer aeaaon U> keep the sewerage *y*t m In good worfclag order. Respecttully, UEilKGE M. VAN NORT, Commissioner ef Public Works. Commissioner Van Nort makes the following statement of pablle moneys received by the De partment of Pablle Works during the week ending Saturday last:? Kor water rent and penalties $27,779 99 Kor sewer permit* ti3U 00 For vault permit* 121 08 Total $24631 27 MURDER, LOVE AND JEAL0U3Y. Murder at Michigan Bluff1. The Ban Francisco call of'the 26th gives tbe fol lowing detail* of murder on the previous Friday at Michigan Bluff, near Sacramento The murderers, alter effecting an entrance to the room occupied by Charles .strobe!, attacked him wttli an axe, beating linn over tne Head with the sharp edge an I smashing in tae skull. A close ex amination of thu wounds shows that at least ten blows were struck. In addition to the wounds on the head the murderers stabbed the unfortunate man twice in the breast, In flicting two deop and ol themselves necessarily tatal wounds. The murderers then removed a small safe from tne room and car led it about two hundred icet lrom the bouse, cut it open, and ap propriated Its contents, which it is supposed amounted to about $6j0 or $700 in gold dust and coin. , _ . _ Mr. Strobel returned from a business vis.t to San Francisco last Tnurs.lay, and lrom this lact tue murderers undouotediy expected to reap a rich harvest. It la tuought, uowever, that Mr strobel brought little or no money with him on his return. Deceased has frequently purchas ;d gold dust iroin the cninese living in that vicinity, and it is gener ally believed that Chinatneu were the perpetrators ol this atrocious murder. Mr. 9troi?el was a native oi Germany, tlfty years of age, and much respected. A. Brother's and Slater's Q,uarrel?Sad Death of the Former. ? Princeton (Kan.) correspondent of the St. Paul Press, under date of the 27th ult., writes:? This community was much shocked this morning upou hearing oi a sad atfar which occurred last evening (May 2ti) in the lamlly oi a respected citi zen named Joseph H. Townsend. It seems that one ol his boys, named Joseph, and some thirteen years of age, returned home from a neighbor's nousc, and, full of mischiei, whlie seated by the stove amused himsell by t.irowiug kernels of corn at his eldest sister. Mabel, a girl or some slx'e -n vears oi ajje, who was sitting at work, somewhat angry a:ter a while the girl threw a large pair of shears at her brother, wli.ch unfortunately struck him point lorcmost full in the leit breast, pene trating his thin clothing and Ins meant and heart, causing his almost instant death. Killed by Negroes In Kentucky. The Cincinnati Commercial has a letter dated at Duncanvlile, Ky., May 28, detailing a case of mur der and robbery:? A man known here as Dr. Alfred was murdered last nigut at his house standing on the road to Duncansvdle. Ho was killed wlui an axe and his gashed and bloody body dragged .-ome fifty yards lrom the nouse and lelt in an orchard, where it was discovered this morning. It is supposed tuat tne murder was committed in ord r to obtain some money he was known to have uoout. iiiui to tue amount oi $500. Two negroes were missing this morning and also two horses belonging to him, and a party have gone after them, quite confident that tuev will discover in them the murderers. Dr. Allred has a small grocery, and t.ie unknown perpetrators of the bloody deed gained admittance by knocking at t,ne door, in the dead of night, and saying that they wished to buy some things. Not having any suspicions oi the real na ture oi their errand he opened the door to meet a terrible and shocking death. It is to be hoped that the two colored meu have been captured before thiB. and II they are the true murderers au exam ple should be made of them that will, perhaps, deter any other misguided wretch from taking such a dangerous step for the sake ol a little money. Killing of a Washington Colored Mistress. The Sunday Chronicle says :? South Washington was again the scene of a bloody affray that may eventually prove a tragedy last night, Fighting altey, Four-and-a-half and Sixth and E and F streets being the imme diate vicinity. The lacts in the case are t:iat James Hotter, a colored fisherman, return ing irom a fishing trip to bis homo In that delectable locality, found the woman with whom he had been living for some time past?Eliza Carter?also colored, iu the embraces of another, lie became highly Incensed thereat, reprimanded tho woman, and getlng no satisfac tion, rushed at her with a razor and cut her severely in two places, making a deep and ghastly wound in the lower part of lier head, just behind the ear, and the other an ugly wound on the lett wrist. With the blood streaming from her she rushed ont in the alley and commenced yelling at the top of her voice, attracting thereby Sergeant Markwood and Officer Shea, to whom she stated that Potter had murdered her. As her condition was precarious she was at once taken to the First precinct station and a physician summoned. Tne doctor dressed her wounds, and expressed It as his opinion that the one in the head would prove mortal. James Potter was arreBted by Sergeant Markwood. and by him turned over to Officer Shea, who took him to the station, where he was locked up A Street Fight and Murder In Missis sippi. The Somervllle (Miss.) Falcon of May 29 says :? Several days ago a slight misunderstanding oc curred between Samuel Mason, Town Marshal of Bomerville, and J. N. Shaloupe, a carpenter, who had been living here only a few months. A lew un pleasant words passed and the affair was dropped. Last Saturday evening, about sunset, they met in front of the Eagle Hotel, and the subject was again brought up. Angry words ensued lor some time, when Mason Anally struck Shaloupe with a walking cane. The latter drew a Derlnger and fired, the ball taking effect in the stomach of Mason. The pistol was badly loaded and the ball lodged merely beneath the skin, producing no dan gerous effects. Mason then drew a six-shooter and fired at hla antagonist, who was now retreat ing Inte the hotel. The ball took effect in one of hla arms. As Shaloupe entered the dining room door, which he had by this time gained, Ma son fired another shot, which passed through the head, and Shaloupe lelltothe floor a llieless corpse. Mason immediately surrendered himselt to the au thorities. A coroner's jury held an Inquest over the body and returned a verdict to the effect that Shaloupe came to his death by a pistol shot in the hands of Mason. The next day the body vas inter red in the Somervllle ceinetory, side by aide with G. W. starry, who was killed here more than a year ago. Mr. Shaloupe's mother and other relatives reside in Fori Wayne, lnd. Belore his dsath he wrote a letter that goes to prove that h? had a strong presentiment of early death. He was to have been married to a Memphis ladv two or three days alter the date of the terrible fate that ?ver took him. A Man Stabs the Defamer of His Sister Seven Times and Effects His E?cape> The Wounded Man May Recover. [From the St. Paul (Minn.) Despatch, May 29.] Last evening, about seven o'clock, an affray oc curred between two brothers-in-law, named Gus tave Adolph Kiel and Albert Shultz, In the vicinity of the Seventh street bridge. Tho affray Is some what Involved in mystery, there being no one present, it would appear, except a Swede who can not speak a word of English, and his account of the transaction is mudifled considerably through the medium of a mudifled interpreter. It would ap pear, Irom the imperfect Information in the hands ol the police, that Kiel cam# from Missouri about four or live weeks ago and obtained work with Mr. N. B. Harwood, on Third street. A short time after his arrival he was Informed that a man named Albert Shultz. a carpenter, who worked for Henry Ashley, had spoken disrespect fully of nls (Kiel's) sister, and Kiel became so ex asperated on hearing It that he made several threats of vengeance against Shultz if he did not retract what he had said. Last evening Kiel started lrom his boarding house, on itobert street, between Sev enth and Eighth, with the avowed intention of seeking an explanation Irom Shultz, who lives near DsCou A Corlles' sash ractory, In the vicinity of Trout Brook. It would appear that the parties met somewhere in the vicinity of the Seventh ?treet bridge, where they got into au altercation resulting in blows, In the course of which Kiel re ceived a blow in the face which swelled his upper lip Then he drew his knife, stabbing his victim not less than seven times in tue breast and shoul der near the back of the neck, which is the most dangerous of the wounds. The Swede gave the alarm and Kiel effected his escape, all efforts to discover his whereabouts up to the present having been unsuccesslul. Outrage and Murder by s Negro. We glean from a Murfreesboro paper the details of an atroclons ontrage near Versailles, Huther ford county, which are substantially as follows:? Between the hours of twelve o'clock Saturday night and daybreak on Sunday morning ^ horrible outrage and murder were perpetrated upon tne persou of Mrs. Elizabeth Hampton, a poor but highly respectable widow ,ucnard ployed as cook in the lamlly of Squire tucnaru Ranee, by a negro named J1? ro0ved to tho that. Mrs. Hampton ,,ad11^Ic?Ie.1\cabin formerly Nance place, and was living In a who occupied by the negro, ?? the premises, was well acquainted wjtn. y|e mur. on the Tuesday night pirece ? ^ ^ dsr the nepo mjn went ^ white men and knocked, sl\ replied that white wanted to see her. She repu door ftt tha| ?S Jm A to open II. Nothing more *u noticed in the conduct of the negro nu uu til Saturday a tei noon, when he *u eeen prowl* iug around .virs. Hampton's house and looking into the Interior through a crevice where dome boar da had been knocked off. As she was retiring to her n ;um Saturday night Woods accosted her, asking whether she Intended taking her axe in with aer. She told him Biie was In tue habit 01 taking it in every night. The negro then went away. As Mra. H. did not make her appearance at Squire Nance's house at the usual hour Sunday morning a party, suspecting something wrong. proc eded to her abode. They knocked upon her dour, but, recelv. ing no answer, burst the door in, and tne lady was found with her skull i>adiy lractured, evidently done with an axe. Upon tne bed in her room were lying her three little children, aged respectively five, eight and eleven years, who were quietly sleeping, unconscious that they had been bereit, by the hand 01 the foul murderer, of their loved mother. Suspicion at once fastened upon the negro, Joe Woods, as the perpetiator ol the ?rime, and instant search wa* made for in in. He was caught, and on Monday morning a preliminary examination was had beiore squire Lamb, ot Mur freeaboro, and Woods wab committed to the count* jail on a charge 01 murder. It appears In evidence that on the 'I'uesday night preceding the commis sion 01 tue horrible crime Woods had boaste I to some ol uis colored irlends that be Intended to satis y his liellisli desire < on the person 01 Mrs.Hatnp ton, ana about two o'clock on the morntng of the murder, as his wi e testified, she miss d him lroin her bed. In addition to all this when Mrs. Hamp ton w.is found on .Sunday mornlu?, she was yet conscious, tuou^h sinking fast, and lully inculpated Woo as as lier murdorur. A Merchant Supposed to Have Ben Murdered* A merchant of Litchfield, III., nam d Lyman Ut ter. Is supposed to nave beeu murdered in or near East St. Louis about a week since. He .eft home for Cincinnati to purchase a stock of goods, taking with him a lartre amount ol money. At Hast St. Louis he was seen the same day he leit Litchfield, but since that time all traco of hnu is lost. Q. L. Ttter. a brother o the missiug man, has sunt tele grams all over the country and sua. ne pretty thoroughly, but without aval'. The tact that he was well supplied with money leads his friends to believe that ho has been murdered and thrown Into the river at that, point, and the finding ol a floater last Sunday answering to hi-. dene, ptlon confirms their theory. The affair sejuis likely to remain a mystery. A Louisville Belle Abandons Her Home for Cincinnati Fast Life?Site Find* Rest, Bu^'Aot Oblivion, in tlie Ulver. [From the Cincinnati Enquirer.] The published description ol the person and apparel of the female body found in the river, near Stone's coal yard, on Thursday, has resulted in tne discovery of its id nt ty. It may be remembered that, several months ago, one of the "girls" sud denly disappeared lrom the house 143 George Btreet. The most diligent inquiry tailed to reveal her whereabouts, and finally tne Bearch was aban doned. Yesterday morning Mrs. Lewis, the pro prietress of the house on George street, visited the Coroner's office and rccogui/.ed the body as tnat of "Clara Bronton," her missing boarder. Women of this class invariably attach to tne uselves a patnetic history of their decline from virtue, und there seems to have been no exception made in the case ol Clara. However, the story is a plausible one, In that the names 01 tier laiiifly are Irtelv mentioned. It is said that her real name was Clara A. Fry, and that her lather Is, or has open, School Su erintendent of Louisville, Ky. As the stor.v runs, she was seduced bv a prom inent merchant of her nat.ve city, vhoBe name has not transpired. Alter a time lie abandoned her and she formed the acquaintance of a Baltimore ' drummer," named Benjamin Weil. It appears that Louisville had become dlstiiBteiul to her, ana tier new lover provided her wi:h apartments in the house from where she went to take tier life. Dur ing lour years anterior to the successful attempt upon her life sue remained In the house 14i George street, and was sub.ect to occasional fits of despond ency. Mrs. Lewis says that she continually la mented her course 01 life, nut when counselled to return to her .amily she deciar d that her lather could not be induced to receive her. About a year ago she att<*m<.ted suicide with ar senic, but her design was frustrated by the energetic efforts 01 Dr. Divan. Clara at that time declared that her mind was deranged when s ie took tne poison, and treated with c mtempt the idea that she would sacrifice herself for any man. Last Summer sue quarreled with her lover because he appeared reluctant to mlfll a promise of mar riage tiiat he had made her. Weil admitted tue promise, but said that he had made It in jest. At their last parting she warned him that he would never see her again, but he did not believe her to be in earnest. From that time Clara?who is de scribed as being a petite beauty, of lair form, with dark, luxuriant hair and brown eyes, and who had hitherto been of fastidious habits?neglected atten tion to her person, and tor a fortnight her tresses were guiltless of tne kindly offices or comb or brush. At eight o'clock on the night of her disap pearance she was sitting in Mra. Lewis' room. Her munuer was dejected, and, after a long silence, she exclaimed, "This won't do! 1 will burden you no longer!" and, leaving the room, she was not heard from until her body was identified In the Coroner's office. The remains were given burlat by Mr. Soards, and the remnants of her earthly pos sessions are In the hands ol Mr. Stoepel, of 290 West Sixth street. Minor Criminal Follies. On Friday evening Thomas Perkins, of Wind sor, Ont., pursued a burglar (John Hanley, of Dan ville) through his house, and as Hanley jnmped through a window a piece of glasB severed the femoral artery just above the knee, causing deatb soon after. Hanley'B confederate escaped. Two years alter the suicide of Henry Barnes, pen sion agent at Detroit, the announcement Is made that he was a defaulter in (21,000. Even murderers are not safe In Texas. Last Saturday week William Brodv, who, ten days ago, attempted the life of an Indlanola man, was ar rested In Galveston. Cue Knowiton, a San Francisco grocer, of here tofore excellent character, Is under arrest for vil lauous and unmentionable crimes, in which little girls who visited Ills store were the victims. At Salt Lake Bob Mitchell and Bob Mullen, two roughs, arc on trial for garrotlug a Mr. snell and robbing him of $900. Logan White, negro, who outraged a young negro woman at Louisville and lumped his baiL has been recaptured at Cairo and is in danger of lynching at the hands of his colored rellow citizens. A Fort Wayne grocer, named Peter Goth, last Tuesday attempted to relieve himself from the an noyance of a scolding wife by feigning to take arsenic, but when the chemist who sold it at tempted to apply the stomach-pump he refused to snbmlt, hustled the doctor out oi his domicile, and is now cogitating upon some new mode of keeping Mrs. Goth s tongue still. John Young, a Tar Heel farmer, on the 30th ult. entered Raleigh, North Carolina, sold two bale* ol cotton. and, displaying his money too publicly, was robbed of the proceeds by two expert negro pica pockets?Frank Harrison and Dick Crockett?who were locked np to answer an Indictment. The Chicago Inter-Ocean reports that on Thurs day M. L. Kelly, of St. I .outs, arrived in Chicago city to recover the body of his son, John L. Kelly, whose body It was believed had been found after he had committed suicide. Uc recognized the body of a suicide in the Morgue as his son, ordered a $150 coffin, and, repairing to the boarding houso o? his late lamented son, met him face to face. When he had somewhat recovered his composure he besought the wayword youth to go home with him to St. Louis to gladden the hearts of mother, and brothers and staters, who wept him as dead; but young Kelly was bent upon remaining In Chicago. Instead of investing In a $160 coffin tho father paid the son's board bill and gave him $.00 n cash, whereupon that Jocund youth remarked, 'Well, old cock, I believe that's all I want of you mw; 1 guess you can go," and Mr. Kelly, Sr., went, aid tmu night Kelly, Jr., treated himself to a sqtare meal at one of the nobbiest rextaiirunts In theclty. ANNJAL ELECTION AT THE PRODUCE EX CHANGE. Grea.excitement existed yesterday at tl^ Cam Exchanjc consequent upon the annual election ol officers fir the year being chosen. No less than nine tlcfcts were In the field, but the conteat really lay letween the candidates of two factions, the "regul?s," headed by Franklin Edson, and the "cconomlstSftnd progressionists." whose standard bearer Is lsa<; ||. Heed, a former President of tho Exchange. Ije Produce Exchange numbers at present '2,'UO Kembcrs, of which about fifteen hun dred voted. A there are so mauy mixed tickets in the field the\nal result will not oo known until this morning, lie following Ib a list of the candi dates voted for. The regular ticket For Presfclenf-'ranklin Edson. For Vice nwidnt?Benjamin W. Floyd. For Treasurer?Wnjamln C. Rogert.. For Inspectors?ueorge H. Webster, Archibald Harris, Edward B. ^earsall, Augustus E. snnons. Edward M. Jewell. The opposition hav.the following as their motto and nominations IOi officers:?"Economy and Progress." Far f'rraHlmt ?Isaac J. Reed. For Vice President?J<nes McBnde. Far Treasurer?Benjamin c. ltogert. For lnspcrtoi S?Yran*, h. AU<'n, Jeremiah V. Spader, Edwy B. Ketchai, Henry Ward, Theodora S. Llttell. WOMEN'S PEACE CONVENTION. There wns ? good ntten<li?nco0f tho wives of many prominent Brooklynltos and a?,ora the Women's Peace Convention held yesterday ftcrnoon at the Home, No. 80 Wliloughly street, Brooklyn. The programme ol exercises embraced truste, addre**. recitation*. Ac. Mrs. Kuiily 0. Kord presided In a v.y graceful manner. "A Peace Hymn," In which the uu.lk ice took part, was wing, when Mrs. I*ura C. Boloway >ai Introduced aii/ delivered an appropriate iiddren*. ouitiing upon interest which the women felt In tln WH.-o movement Kccltiitlons followed by Miss KosallaVord. Mrs. Parol and Mis* Mahle Kord. > ' Mrs. Kinlly C. Kord then delivered 4 address to the children, and, alter tho singiug of M\ral hymns, ths audience separated.

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